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7619 Germantown Avenue. Credit: Morrissey Design

Looking at the 114-Unit Development Proposed at 7619 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia

Urban development is a delicate balancing act, and sometimes we must say goodbye to cherished local destinations in order to make way for a plan that is ultimately more beneficial to the community and to the city at large. One of such trade-offs is slated to occur at 7619 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia, where the Trolley Car Diner is set to meet the wrecking ball, to be replaced by a six-story, mixed-use residential development designed by Morrissey Design. Although the charming chrome, neon, mural, and freestanding trolley of the diner will be missed, the proposal at hand makes for more effective use of the site, bringing significant residential density within a two0-block walk of the Mount Airy Station of the SEPTA Regional Rail and replacing the auto-centric restaurant with pedestrian-friendly retail.

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1818 North 53rd Street. Credit: KORE Design.

Renderings Revealed For 1818 North 53rd Street In Wynnefield, West Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a large mixed-use development located at 1818 North 53rd Street in Wynnefield, West Philadelphia. Designed by KORE Design, the building will stand five stories tall, with just under 1,300 square feet of commercial space at the ground floor. The rest of the building will contain 98 residential units, spanning 91,213 square feet of space. Roughly 12,997 square feet of space will be dedicated for an included parking for 34 cars and 33 bike bicycles.

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